Leif was born six years ago today (I wrote this last friday)! He was born in the wee hours of the morning. You can read his birth story here.
I still think about that night that Leif was born. From the moment I started to think that my labour was impending and preparing to give birth to him on my own at home, to the slow, intense 3 hours I laboured him during his birth, to welcoming my only son to our lives.
He changed me. He healed me.
I’m reminiscing tonight and want to share some of my favourite photos of Leif.
Leif less than a day old and and waking up next to his sister always eager to make him smile.
About 7 months old sitting and playing with wooden fruit while I make supper. Nursing pillow behind and pillows in front!
Newly walking. (sorry about my voice!)
Trying to get up on the counter and a picture Paxye took when she visited us on the island of Cam and Leif walking on a log. This is how my kids dressed growing up and being ec’d always in t-shirt, one wet pants and baby legs!
Spending time with friends on Gabriola and exploring Prince Rupert after our move.
Spending time with dad and new playmobil and being my second shooter when making another empathy poster.
Always with the faces and being silly!
But sometimes just being himself.
Celebrating Imbolc in style
Having a bath at the cabin and showing me what I always look like with a camera on my face!
Visiting Oona River and showing some excitment!
Sometimes Leif is a bad guy and sometimes a rock star!
Time spent on Kitson Island and Lucy Island!
Fishing with Dad.
Bonfire at the cabin.
So peaceful when asleep and with his best sister, Lily.
We received exciting news that our good friends gave birth to a baby girl the day before and of course our friend Kim’s birthday is shared with Leif. It’s so wonderful to celebrate these birthday’s together every year!